Probation schools see freshman enrollment plummet

Between fall 1995 and fall 1997, probation and reconstituted high schools “lost” about 4,200 students. Of those, about 1,800 were 8th-graders who were retained in 8th grade, 1,371 were older 8th-graders who were sent to transition centers, 199 went to elementary or middle schools that have added a 9th grade, and 1,000 were unaccounted for.